Politics Hugo Chavez

  • Opponents to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro demonstrate in front of a line of riot police in Caracas on May 11, 2016.

    The opposition leader accuses President Nicolas Maduro of "putting himself above the constitution" by imposing emergency powers, the BBC reports.

  • SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, May 13- Mobs in Venezuela have stolen flour, chicken and even underwear this week as looting increases across the crisis-hit OPEC nation where many basic products have run short. But as more end up empty-handed and black market prices soar, plundering is rising in Venezuela, already one of the world's most violent countries.

  • CARACAS, May 4- Just over one in four Venezuelans approves of President Nicolas Maduro's governance as a crippling economic crisis weighs on the leftist leader, according to a leading pollster. While low compared with his charismatic mentor and predecessor, Hugo Chavez, Maduro's popularity remains above that of neighboring presidents including Colombia's...

  • CARACAS, April 30- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday night increased the country's minimum wage 30 percent, amid rampant inflation that has destroyed purchasing power in the crisis-hit country. As of May 1, the minimum wage will jump to 15,051 bolivars per month- $1,505 at the strongest official exchange rate but just $13.50 at the black market...

  • Opposition students shout slogans while they take part in a rally against President Nicolas Maduro's government on University Student Day.

    Venezuela, its economy shattered, increasingly looks like a powder keg as its parliamentary elections draw near.

  • Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hold an allusive poster while gathering in front of the Military Hospital in Caracas on March 5, 2013, after knowing of their leader's death.

    The movement called "The Beautiful Revolution" is ailing ahead of Dec. 6 legislative elections — including in Sabaneta, Hugo Chavez's hometown.

  • A technician takes a sample of crude oil from a well operated by Venezuela's state-owned oil company in Morichal, Venezuela.

    Despite its oil revenues, Venezuela's economic and fiscal situations are in free fall. Learn why here.

  • Jim Cramer on "Squawk on the Street."

    A change in Venezuela's foreign exchange system will likely boost these stocks, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday.

  • A Venezuelan student throws a molotov cocktail to riot police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on March 12, 2014.

    Venezuela's annual inflation rate rose as violent opposition demonstrations during the month disrupted the economy.

  • Following the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine this weekend, Venezuela may be next to depose its president, analysts warned on Monday.

  • People line up outside an electrical appliances store in Caracas.

    Venezuela’s economy and regional influence, along with its energy largesse, are drying up in the post-Hugo Chavez era.

  • Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.

  • Sam Zell

    Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, said Colombia "may be the best country to invest in" for a number of reasons, including its growing oil production.

  • Alfredo Toro Hardy, Venezuela's Ambassador to Singapore, explains the Latin American country's electronic electoral process and says the results are "fair, clear and straight.

  • After Hugo Chavez's anointed heir secured a razor-thin victory in Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, one analyst questioned how much longer Chavez's socialist policies will survive.

  • Nicolas Maduro squeezed out a small-margin victory in Venezuela's presidential elections Sunday, securing the ruling socialist party's control over the oil-rich nation through 2019.

  • Business as Usual in Venezuela: Expert

    James Lockhart-Smith, head of Latin America at Maplecroft, tells CNBC that the Venezuelan economy will continue to struggle after the elections.

  • The Chavez Conspiracy?

    The Venezuelan government has announced it will conduct a formal inquiry into whether deceased president Hugo Chavez was "inoculated" with cancer. Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group Latin America Analyst, provides perspective on how this might impact oil

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    At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.

  • Wait and See in Venezuela: Expert

    Heliodoro Quintero, CEO of HQ Consultores, tells CNBC why it's impossible to know which path Venezuelan energy policy will follow until after elections have been held.